Statement – All of my paintings have their own little messages…some are silly and some abstract so you can read your own ideas into it, which I want people to do. For me all of my work represents a quiet, gentle strength in unexpected places.
Biography – Janie Olsen, born and raised in Western Washington, currently has her home & studio in Monroe Washington. Having painted all her life she says, “it is a spiritual, driving force within myself”.
Realizing art was going to be one of the main the focuses of her life she graduated from The Burnley School of Professional Art where she studied design and illustration.
Working as a graphic designer during the day for many years, she now paints full time. Her head is filled with ideas and she is constantly sketching, painting and thinking of her next piece – like the Bob Dylan song says-“Someday, everything is gonna be smooth like a rhapsody, when I paint my masterpiece”.
Janie has work in many private collections, on-going representation in several galleries She was selected as Artist of the Year for Snohomish County in 2019. She also participates in local events throughout the year.